Campbell Robertson, New York Times: In a much-discussed dissent from the Supreme Court's ruling on lethal injection last week, Justice Stephen G. Breyer laid out the problems, as he saw them, with the death penalty. Among them was "arbitrariness...Show More Summary
The demise of the death penalty is upon us. While the Supreme Court ruled this week to allow the continued use of a controversial lethal injection drug, Justice Stephen Breyer’s sweeping dissent invited the nation to question capital punishment’s constitutionality. Show More Summary
One of the silver linings of Monday's Supreme Court ruling in Glossip vs. Gross, which upheld Oklahoma's objectionable three-drug execution protocol, was a compelling dissent by Justice Stephen G. Breyer arguing that it is "highly likely that the death penalty violates the 8th Amendment" and urging...
A Divided Court on Three Big Rulings: Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer (joined by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg) laid the groundwork for the eventual realization that capital punishment is unconstitutional, and it seems that he, like...Show More Summary
Fox News host Bill O’Reilly chided Stephen Colbert on Monday for making fun of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia following the high court’s decision legalizing marriage equality. “In a few months, Colbert will be competing against [Jimmy] Fallon and [Jimmy] Kimmel, both...
Stephen Colbert is SO happy the U.S. Supreme Court finally legalized rainbows same sex marriage! The upcoming Late Show host posted a video on the show's YouTube channel to comment on the historic news! But the clip wasn't all celebration, as the 51-year-old called out the Supreme Court justices who voted against marriage equality in Friday's 5-4 [...]
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert may not be on the air just yet, but the comedian continues to put his satirical spin on political topics. The subject of his latest monologue: the Supreme Court's recent ruling on gay marriage. Colbert...Show More Summary
The Supreme Court on Monday allowed the use of a controversial lethal injection drug in America, and Justice Stephen Breyer wrote a dissent that captured his major problem with the death penalty. From his dissent: Today's administration...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON -- Two liberals on the Supreme Court on Monday suggested that the death penalty itself may be unconstitutional, saying that it may violate the Eighth Amendment. Both Justices Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg joined two...Show More Summary
Stephen Colbert posted a video to the Late Show with Stephen Colbert (the show doesn’t debut until September 8) YouTube channel today congratulating gay people on Friday’s Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide. He… The post Stephen Colbert Mocks the SCOTUS Justices Who Dissented on Marriage Equality: WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.
Stephen Colbert may have departed The Colbert Report, but his sharp satirical wit on the subject of current events remains as vital and inimitable as ever. In a video posted on the relatively new Last Show With Stephen Colbert YouTube page, David Letterman's successor talks about the Supreme Court's historic decision regarding marriage...
Stephen Colbert is back with some choice words for the Supreme Court justices who voted against legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 U.S. states. In response to yesterday's 5-4 ruling, Colbert and his team of writers at the upcoming...Show More Summary
Justice Antonin Scalia fiercely dissented in yesterday's Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage —so fiercely that he inspired a Scalia burn-generator, and vowed he would hide his "head in a bag." Responded Stephen Colbert, "I could’ve sworn he was already hiding his head in a flesh-toned cinch sack," then, without...
Stephen Colbert took a few moments to comment on Friday's Supreme Court same sex marriage ruling, sparing no quarter to Justice Antonin Scalia. Colbert began with a general congratulations to gay people everywhere, saying, “Wow, history moves fast. Show More Summary
Stephen Colbert has emerged once again with a short online video to sate fans, this time celebrating gay marriage and roasting the dissenting Supreme Court justices.
WAS SUPREME COURT JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS BLACKMAILED? “It’s time to start asking the question. It’s time to be cynical. It’s time to assume the worst of this government,” Wayne Root writes at The Blaze. On the other, as Stephen Kruiser notes at the PJ Tatler, “Love Her Or Hate Her, Ann Coulter Warned Us About […]
An Open Letter to Justices John G. Roberts, Jr., Stephen G. Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan, Anthony M. Kennedy, and Sonia Sotomayor. In my 32 years serving the people of California in Congress, I have never written to Supreme Court Justices. Show More Summary
In my 32 years serving the people of California in Congress, I have never written to Supreme Court Justices. But your ruling in the King v. Burwell case was so momentous and so important for America's families, I felt compelled to write and share my gratitude for this decision. The stakes in this case were enormous. Show More Summary
On Thursday, in a 5–4 opinion written by Justice Anthony Kennedy and joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan, the Supreme Court held that the 1968 Fair Housing Act—passed in the wake of...Show More Summary
The Supreme Court ruled that Texas “did not violate the First Amendment when it refused to allow specialty license plates bearing the Confederate battle flag. Such plates, Justice Stephen G. Breyer wrote for the majority, are the government’s speech and [...]